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Asthma Health Outcomes Project

Overviews of Surveyed Asthma ProgramsSeptember 2005

Domestic Programs: California (cont'd) Back to Index

UCSF-SFGH Pediatric Asthma Clinic

San Francisco General Hospital and the UCSF Dept of Pediatrics

San Francisco, CA

Shannon Thyne, MD

(415) 206-3085         

Sthyne@sfghpeds.ucsf.edu

www.communityhealthworks.org/yeswecan

In 1997, the Pediatric Asthma Clinic (PAC) at San Francisco General was created with the goal of improving the quality of asthma management in a predominantly underserved population. The PAC targets children ages 0-18 with asthma who live in San Francisco. The majority of patients are low-income, African-American and Latino children who participate in Medicaid and other public insurance programs or are uninsured.

The PAC provides clinical care and education according to current guidelines of the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH/NHLBI) and partners with families to gain control over the patient's asthma within three clinic visits over a six to twelve month period and additional home visits to reinforce asthma education, environmental controls, and medication usage. Following this evaluation period, patients return to their primary care medical providers for ongoing management visit and then return to the PAC on an annual basis or as desired by their primary care medical providers.

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